Run Your Personal Wikipedia from a USB Stick. If you are looking for portability across platforms, I can recommend the setup Jetty [www.mortbay.org] and JAMWiki [jamwiki.org] Jetty is a light-weight, Java web-server.
JAMWiki is Java-port of MediaWiki, that ships with an internal database. The installation can pretty much be narrowed down to the following: 1. Download Jetty and JAMWiki. 2. 3. 4. 5. This setup has provided me with a "wiki on a stick" that runs fine on both Windows and my Mac OS X. To ensure that my Wiki will not be available to strangers if I lose my USB, I have the entire setup on a TrueCrypt [truecrypt.org] volume. Bluemind Is an Ultra-Lightweight Mind Mapping Application. Not fully portable, as it uses .NET 2.0 Also, it can read but not save as .mm format.
Too bad on the latter. On the plus side, it is intuitive, small, and fast, and more and more the .NET thing is not a problem. I see keeping it o my USB key for when I am away from home and. Boost Your Brainstorming Session with MindMeister. I mind-map a lot.
I use it to write all my seminar papers, help figure out website structures, all sorts of things. I've discovered the killer ap for mind-mapping, however, and I'm getting irritated at the number of reviews of mind-mapping softwares that overlook my favorite. It's called Pencil & Paper. It's ultra-portable, doesn't require an internet hookup (or even a power source), super easy to use, and has never frozen up, lost a file, or gone glitchy on me. In all seriousness, why are so many talented programmers wasting so much time and effort making applications that hardly surpass the simple paper and pencil approach? I guess there's the advantage of being able to share the maps over email, etc. but I could always scan the page and send that. If I wanted something more professional-looking, it's literally only a couple minutes' effort to reproduce the mindmap once you've worked it out on one of the four or five different graphics programs I already have on my computer...
Five Best Outlining Tools. @DiscoZombie: But portability sucks, sadly.
I guess you can take a photo of it and take it with you easy enough? Then it becomes read-only. @TheFu: True, but portability wasn't in the criteria of the article, unless I missed it. I never need portability for outlines here in the studio anyway. Outlines are for my own use, not clients. However... you've given me something to consider, and so, I suppose in the name of portability, and taking it a step further, I use a Wacom Cintiq 21 ux interactive display as my main working monitor, which of course is the ultimate digital whiteboard. Thinking Space Maps Your Mind on Android. Hive Five: Five Best Mind Mapping Applications. Are there any programs out there that allow a person to create a series of steps to accomplish a task type thing?
Example: 8 steps to bake cookies. Mix dry ingredients, melt butter in bowl, add dry ingredients, mix at low speed, poor into pan, bake at 325 for 30 minutes, cut brownies, eat and enjoy. But let's say at the 2nd step, to melt the butter, you had to use an acetylene torch (it's really tough butter). Operating a torch isn't something most people have experience with so there are more detailed instructions below, for those who need them.
I tried FreeMind and XMind and while you could sorta force it to do something like that, it would be better if it was a series of collapsible steps, rather than a mind map where everything had to hover around the middle. And, like the other poster who wanted it, I'd like to be able to easily link in another thought anywhere in the map. Any help is greatly appreciated.